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ORSOral rehydration solution
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS)
A liquid preparation developed by the World Health Organization that can decrease fluid loss in persons with diarrhea. Originally developed to be prepared with materials available in the home, commercial preparations have recently come into use.
Mentioned in: Campylobacteriosis, Cryptosporidiosis, Cyclosporiasis, Diarrhea, Escherichia Coli, Shigellosis, Traveler's Diarrhea
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